Betsy Koscher has been a writer since she was ten ran out of Nancy Drew mysteries. She studied what was so interesting in the books and tried to replicate the method of their plots. Since she has written several mysteries, a dissertation, 14 picture books, two middle grade novels and a young adult trilogy. She is writing a memoir for story works. She has written numerous articles on methods for teaching science to elementary classes and a chapter on writing in a handbook for college professors on using problem based learning.
She has illustrated her own picture books and two for other authors. She has done book covers for several people as well.